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Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
] [applause] [laughter] [applause] you couldn't make it up why bother. there it is. i thank steve and in case you have the towrnlg start drinking heavily we have pbr back there on ice. it's how he celebrates. annual mrc dishonors award has winners chosen by the distinguished cross section of the vast right-wing conspiracy of department of media affairs. you may not known it existed. it does. it has been a star studded assembly and this year is no exception. this year we have for 2012, twelve judges, and it is my pleasure to introduce them to you. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> in the third and final presenter this evening is a man who needs to introduction. he's going to get one anyway just in case. he's well known in the conservative movement as intellectual heavy lifter and one of the best and cleverest humorist. he's a pass presenter for the dishonors award. he's the founding editor of "national review" online and editor at large for "nro." a visiting fellow at aei and a fox news contributor. how many jobs can one guy have. he's a national column nist. number one ""new york times
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
projects sponsored by the institute of peace. my job principally is to introduce steve heideman. steve stevens or senior advisor for middle east initiatives. he has taught at columbia. he is extensively published, has also directed the center for democracy and civil studies and civil society at georgetown university. he is a terrific asset to the institute. this project is one that is driven by syria with assistance, technical assistance and other kinds of assistance from the institute and sister institution in germany. it is very important that these kinds of efforts be driven by local populations, things that are handed down from the united states that typically don't work all that well and so we are very pleased that you're all here. i hope you have lots of questions and steve if i could turn this over to you. >> thank you very much gem for opening this morning and let me add my welcome. we are delighted to see you while here this morning. it's going to be of very a very very interesting conversation about syria after assad and the challenges of managing a post-assad transition. as
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30pm EDT
, will be on the ballot in all 50 states. steve, right now we're on the ballot in 47 states and the district of columbia. we're litigated in the other three. so although there are other third-party candidates running this cycle, none of them are going to come close to what i just said. that said, um, where's the difference between the two? i'm going to argue that we should not bomb iran, that we should get out of afghanistan tomorrow, bring the troops home, that marriage equality is a constitutionally-guaranteed right. let's end the drug war, let's legalize marijuana now. i would have never signed the national defense authorization act allowing for you and i as u.s. citizens to be arrested and detained without being charged. i think that's why we've fought wars. i would have never signed the patriot act. i think the homeland security's incredibly redundant. tsa should not be the federal government, it should be airports, airlines, states, knew mispalties -- municipalities. balance the federal budget now. i think we all recognize that what we're doing is not sustainable. i think the
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
called: steve versus office of personnel management, a case out of california and in this case we have a district court finding doma unconstitutional, but they've not had a ninth circuit argument yet. the same day the department of justice filed for the guild massachusetts case they filed a petition for review called supreme court rule 11. it is really granted, the certain extraordinary cases for overriding national importance, the court has granted things. they saved you may want to consider this case. it's interesting the language they use. a grant of judgment to make sure they'll have enough vehicle to resolve in a timely fashion. i read that a shorthand for please take this case because justice kagan is recused from the other case. we have another case totally set up, already appealed, but we'd rather have kagan voting on this case. of course they filed a petition the same day, so suggest they were thinking about this. it's actually not clear at the department of justice has standing to appeal in that case because they really won below. there are during the defense of marriage act
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